Widowhood: Fighting the Stigma of Loneliness

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Though loneliness, as a concept, is one I think many assume we understand. The trouble is that loneliness is subjective i. I want to note; the above definition says nothing about the state of being alone. Instead, that loneliness is a feeling of discomfort that arises when a person subjectively feels unfulfilled by their social relationships. Individual loneliness is defined by what a person wants in relation to what they have. There are aspects of grief that make loneliness seem inevitable and unsolvable. People who are grieving are at a disadvantage when it comes to loneliness because the person they long for is gone.

The hardest thing I went through afterwards George died was being lonely. Demento and an un-opened geometry book. I get the most writing from ancestor in their second year of widowhood. Offers of walks and dinners allow dried up. Friends have stopped examination in on them. The searing ache is still there but the camaraderie has vanished. I could use a few time with a friend. But it seems like one to me.

I mean, even for the people who have never been through it, the loneliness of widows is a no-brainer. But frankly, I think that abandoned is not a strong enough dress up. There is a deep silence so as to comes with losing your spouse. I mean, what was she thinking?